Kais is located in the Santos area by the river Tejo. The area is an old neglected industrial area within walking distance of central Lisbon which investors in recent years have started to develop. The Santos area is an interesting mixture of neglected and demolition ready buildings, renovated houses with fancy restaurants, shops and night clubs.
The restaurant itself is set in an old renovated tramshed (a large one), with a big water feature, 15 m high ceilings, olive trees, living candles and much more. The dining chairs are however, not the most comfortable, but the atmosphere of the place is absolutely stunning.
We ordered a three course meal; goat cheese starter, veal and chocolate fondant with white and red wines. The food was not to fault in any way, everything was cooked to perfection, tasted good and was well presented. The wines, as in any good Portuguese restaurant, were marvelous.
The service was initially slow and arrogant, but after we had placed our order it was excellent, which was some sort of a strange experience. This however resulted in my rating of the service to "average". If you want to have a special and different restaurant experience, then this place is absolutely recommended.
A safety notice: As the surrounding area is somewhat deserted in the evening it is not recommended that you walk around alone in non well lid areas.
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